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Calder Cup champion Fahey signs with Rangers

The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that the club has signed free agent defenseman Brian Fahey.

Fahey, 27, has spent the last two seasons with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves. He skated in 76 games in 2007-08, registering 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points, along with 123 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. He ranked third on the team among defensemen in goals (14) and points (37). Fahey also finished third on the club with 123 penalty minutes and seventh with a plus-13 rating.

In addition, Fahey notched two goals and eight assists for 10 points, along with 24 penalty minutes in 24 postseason contests to help the Wolves capture the 2008 Calder Cup championship.

The 6-1, 215-pound Fahey has skated in 249 career AHL games with Worcester, Hershey, Iowa, and Chicago, recording 31 goals and 57 assists for 88 points, along with 298 penalty minutes. In 2006-07, Fahey finished third among Wolves defensemen with a plus-17 rating. In addition, Fahey has appeared in 46 career Calder Cup Playoff games with Iowa and Chicago, collecting five goals and 11 assists for 16 points, along with 52 penalty minutes.

A native of Glenview, Ill., Fahey was originally drafted by Colorado in 2000.